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  • Six Brothers From Iowa Died In War
    By John Busbee
    WAPELLO, Iowa — This war story, which remained hidden for 150 years, is unlike any ever told before. It is about an Iowa family’s sacrifice of all six of its sons to the Civil War.

  • Marker Tells 12th Corps’ Grueling June ’63 March
    By Nancy Jennis Olds
    RESTON, Va. — Most residents of this planned community founded in 1964 probably don’t know about the community’s significant connection to the Civil War 101 years ago during the Gettysburg Campaign.


  • CW Trust To Help Save Rev War & 1812 Battlefields
    PRINCETON, N.J. – Historians and preservationists gathered in Princeton, site of Gen. George Washington’s first victory over British Regulars, on Jan. 3, 1777, to launch the first national program to protect and interpret Revolutionary War battlefields.

Civil War News is a current events monthly newspaper published by Kathryn Jorgensen. She and her late husband Peter were community newspaper publishers,
collectors and history buffs. The newspaper was founded in 1974 by
Michael A. Cavanaugh as The Civil War Book Exchange.

Civil War News publishes:

  • More than 600 coming event listings a year
  • Extensive coverage of preservation efforts and threats at sites across the country
  • In-depth reviews of more than 200 Civil War books a year
  • A monthly guest Preservation News editorial page column
  • Regular columns on firearms by Joe Bilby, images by Ron Coddington and Civil War Round Tables by Matthew Borowick,medical by Jim Schmidt. We're happy to announce a new column by The Watchdog
  • Photo coverage of reenactments
  • Special sections with new year's coming events and unit & group recruiting ads in January, information about groups doing preservation fundraising in April, Gettysburg in July and Civil War books in November.
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